Long Lee Manor at Shamwari

Shamwari, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Shamwari's Long Lee Manor epitomizes Edwardian elegance in South Africa. Far from a bush camp, but rather a comfortable and impressive Manor House in the heart of the Eastern Cape, set amongst a wildlife rich and malaria free private game reserve.

At a Glance

  • Shamwari is a malaria free area

  • The manor has two swimming pools, fitness and steam room

  • The Relaxation Retreat offers relaxing spa treatments

  • Overlooks wildlife rich plains, well-maintained gardens and the Bushman's River

  • Expert guides are on hand for game drives

Couples, Wildlife

Insider's View

Learn about the conservation projects which are going on in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

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This gracious Edwardian Manor House harks to the colonial days of old. Manicured gardens, pools and ponds, terraces and verandas spread through the gardens of the house. The views are breathtaking, overlooking the expansive plains and resident wildlife.

There are 15 elegant rooms available at the manor, a great option for a large group or an intimate retreat for couples wanting to experience an Eastern Cape safari. Evening meals and sundowners can be enjoyed inside or outside on the veranda or at the Boma after exciting game drives.

Shamwari is a beautiful wilderness reserve in the malaria free Eastern Cape. The 25,000 hectares cover a wide variety of different habitats and are home to healthy populations of a wide variety of African wildlife, including the Big 5.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve has won numerous awards for the conservation work undertaken. Breeding programs for critically endangered mammals, and wonderful rehabilitation centers are well worth a visit on any safari here. You won't fail to leave feeling better for being surrounded by the warmth, hospitality and passion for both the environment and the animals living here.

Location & Directions

Shamwari, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Shamwari Game Reserve is set in a malaria-free environment and it is the southernmost premier 'Big Five' game reserve in South Africa, boasting a huge variety of game over a vast 25,000 hectares.

When to go

Game viewing is excellent all year round. Summers (October to March) are hot and wet, whereas winters (May to August) are cool and dry. Daytime temperatures in summer are high and may soar above 36°C/97°F. Winter is known to produce beautiful warm days, though the evenings and early mornings can be quite chilly.

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